budget: £30 GBP / $50 USD per day
total budget: £900 / $1500
total spent: £808 / $1,308
avg. daily spend : £27 / $44
all costs are for two people
days on budget: 3%
days under budget: 80%
days over budget: 17%
Our seventh month was spent hanging out on the beaches of El Salvador and Nicaragua, enjoying a little luxury at Tortuga Verde, careering down volcanoes (some faster than others!), taking time to understand Leon's history, wandering the streets of Granada, delivering aid via motorbike to victims of a landslide in Ometepe and learning to surf on some of Nicaragua's best breaks.
Yet another under-budget month, and whilst that may have meant making tuna salad picnics on a bathroom floor for a week, we enjoyed every minute of it.
Total: £362 / $586
Average cost for double room per night: £12 / $19
Total: £37.6 / $61
Most expensive: £8.74 / $14.4
Leon to San Juan del Sur (three buses and a taxi)
Cheapest: £1.34 / $2.12
Chinandega to Leon (one bus)
Total: £112 / $181
Most expensive: £8.9 / $14.4
Over-priced but delicious bagels in San Juan del Sur
Cheapest: £1 / $1.6
Greasy burger in Leon
eating out: 14%
Total: £50.5 / $82
One week of near tee-total behaviour (surfing is difficult enough when you're not hungover!) balanced a couple of our more indulgent weeks - worlds best rum for $5? Be rude not too!
Total: £114 / $184.5
Lots and lots of fresh fruit and veg this month means that grocery costs were kept way down.
Total: £27 / $44
But we still needed that odd bottle of coke.
sweets & treats: 3%
Total: £7 / $11
Who needs a laundry service when you have a bar of soap and a sink?!
total: £61 / $99
Most expensive £31.5/ $50
Three-day motorcycle rental in Ometepe, Nicaragua.
Total: £18 / $29
We may have gotten a little seduced by the cool surf store, but we still got a discount.
Total: £19 / $31
Oh Nicaragua, why such a high entry fee - after the free and easy ways of Guatemala and El Salvador, $12 came as quite a shock!